Ladies, it’s great to step out of your lipstick comfort zone from time to time. Sure, reds and pinks will never fail you but you’ll be surprised at how great some shades, that you would not normally consider, actually look on you. A flattering lipstick can brighten up your whole face and can be the only thing you need to look fab. We give you some awesome offbeat lip colours you should definitely try to keep your look fresh, striking and anything but boring.
1. A Purple Affair
You’ll be surprised to know that the beauty world applauded Ash for her daring shade of violet on the Cannes red carpet this year (don’t worry, you don’t need to go that bright if you don’t want to). The colour du jour will stand out against your skin and can actually be pretty flattering. Try a pretty shade of violet but if you’re a bit unsure than try a shade with hints of pink for a safer choice.
POPxo Recommends: Oriflame Pure Color Intense Lipstick in Pretty Purple (Rs 182)
2. Plum Party
Image: Sabyasachi on Instagram
Every girl should call upon her inner vixen and experiment with dark colours. They bring a certain sultry magic to your look and make you feel ultra sexy. Deep shades of plum and dramatically dark maroons are what you should look for. Trust us, a few swipes and you won’t be able to stop staring at yourself. If you don’t believe us, just look at how phenomenal Deepika looks, she’s the poster girl for a gorgeous, dark pout.
POPxo Recommends: MAC Smoked Purple (Rs 1,450)
3. Brown Baby
Image: Kylie Jenner on Instagram
Yes ladies, brown is very much back on the scene. No, we don’t mean those frosty shades from the 90s, but sophisticated matte brown lips a la Kylie Jenner. It’s a neutral colour that is so versatile, perfect for the office as well as any occasion. Brown can be your go-to when you want to stay chic but not dramatic.
POPxo Recommends: ColorPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Limbo (Rs 900)
4. Seriously Orange, Orange
Sure, we’ve all got a coral lippie in our collection and love a bright orangish-red, but we’re not talking about those. We mean a bright, super orange pout. Matte tangerine lips are perfect for brightening up your face and standing out in the crowd. Plus, they can really suit Indian skin tones and look fantastic on fair as well as dusky skin.
POPxo Recommends: Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Matte Tangerine Touch (Rs 585)
5. The Dark Knight
Image: Hiral Bhatia on Instagram
From international runways to Kylie Jenner to Sonam Kapoor, it seems like black lipstick really has become a thing. It may take a few minutes to get used to it and your mom will, most definitely, not approve but it really can add to that grunge appeal. If black lips are just too bold for you, then try a dark berry shade instead. We say take a leaf out of Sonam’s style diary and pair it with cinnamon buns and chokers for a goth chic vibe. It’s perfect for the girl who’s always up for trying new things.
POPxo Recommends: MAC Lip Pencil in Berry Black Friday (Rs 1,450)
6. Golden Girl
No, gold lips don’t necessarily have to be over the top or meant just for the beauty forward bloggers and the stars you follow on Instagram. Gold lipstick is actually for everyone, it’s actually a pretty colour that can look fantastic - sparkling in the sun. Pair it with a pretty black dress and subtle eyeliner for a seriously great and unique look.
POPxo Recommends: Lakme Absolute Lip Shimmer in Rose Gold Dust (Rs 525)
7. Make It Mauve
Image: Priyanka Chopra on Instagram
No, mauve can’t be categorized as a purple because while it may look like a pale lavender, it can also be a dusty rose and even have nude undertones. Well, identity crises aside, it’s a fabulous shade and a perfect alternative for when you want to give your nudes and pinks a break and aren’t feeling up to the drama of a dark plum or a bright red. It’s versatile enough to work for the day and the night and will quickly become a favourite you’ll wish you had tried earlier, we’re sure of it.
POPxo Recommends: Rimmel Kate Summer Shades Lipstick in Mauve Rose (Rs 485)
There you have it, 7 unique shades to add to your lipstick collection to ensure a dazzling pout always.
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Published on Sep 18, 2016